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Old 01-09-2006, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ready to Buy this $1100, look ok to you guys?

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Already gots the monitor, what do you guys think? Trying not to spend more than $1200

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Old 01-09-2006, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go for the MSI K8N NEO4-F

For cheaper

Get some better ram

i Dont get how that ram can be faster then corsair valueselect at 3-4-4-8

though i would get these for OC'ing ONLY IF YOU ARE OC'ING

Oh yeah i hope you arent using the PSU that comes with the case, because it sucks, you shuold read the thread on what to look for when upgrading/buying a new psu and read the sectino about PSU written by Ste.

one of the most popular psu's

This is the lowest i will go with that 7800GT

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Old 01-09-2006, 08:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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is there a case that comes with a decent power supply or do u always have to buy an extra one...
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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antec cases come with their own psu's so check into them
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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- Get a PSU, at least 500W I'd say.

- I love that motherboard so I highly recommend it.

- Ram idk about.

- Video card is good.

- I'd go with my case...or something with a blow-hole on top.

- cpu, from what i've read the 3700+ overclocks better than the 3800+, and its much cheaper...depends what you want to do.
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Case/Powersupply - The only case/power supply combo's you should trust with that system would be antec ones. Don't go with other ones, they just put junk in it.
So, I'd either go with one of these:

or just get a nice case and powersupply seperately:
'Some case you like here' or

edit; and no, I'm pretty sure the x2 3800 is better all around than the 3700 being dual core and such.
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Old 01-09-2006, 11:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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no i would go with the mobo you have now...i looked into the K8N-Neo4 myself and it didnt seem as expandable as your lanparty...i assume you are in this for gaming and SLI support? as far as the vid card i definately would suggest it. its great for OC-ing and works well with SLI
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Old 01-10-2006, 12:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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